Her Heart, With Love


I recently found out that a dear friend of mine lost her spouse in a car accident. It’s one of those moments where there are no words to comfort or to express the ache. I have to believe in God’s greater plan, that He is who He says He is, and that He still continues to love us zealously. And that He will work out the details of our lives despite our fears and desires and hurts.
In church this morning I was singing with the worship team and most of our songs related to God’s holiness. With my friend heavy on my heart I cried out to God, wanting to intervene on her behalf somehow. Wanting Him to reach out and heal her heart and restore her to the joyful bride I know her to be. Wanting for Him to fill the distance between us that I am not capable of filling.
When we were singing Come Thou Fount, I flubbed up on the words for the whole congregation to hear (oops), but it was the prayer of my heart. Instead of singing about “my” heart, I sang about hers.
Here’s her heart, O take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.
Much love to you, my dear blessing and joy.
“Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.” Psalm 71:20-21